At the same time, despite winning the Asia Cup, India has not been able to top the ICC ODI Ranking. At the same time, Pakistan, which was in the third position earlier, climbed to the first position in the new ranking.
India suffered a setback in the rankings after losing to Bangladesh in the last Super Four match of the Asia Cup. This was actually beneficial for Pakistan. Along with India’s loss, Australia’s ODI series defeat against South Africa brought Pakistan back to the top spot in the rankings. Earlier, Australia was first in the ODI ranking. But after losing the last three matches of the ODI series against South Africa, they fell to the third position in the rankings. India ranks second.
Currently, Pakistan, which is the first in the ODI rankings, has 115 rating points. Even though India had the same number of points, Pakistan was leading by a few tenths. Had India not lost the Super Four match against Bangladesh, India would have topped the rankings.
At the same time, Rohit Sharma’s team India has a chance to become the first in the ODI rankings this week. This can be achieved by winning the first match of the ODI series against Australia on Friday. If they win the match in Mohali, India can overtake Pakistan and become the first in the world ranking.
If they can sweep the three-match series, India can reach the World Cup as the number one team in the world. The remaining matches of the ODI series against Australia, which starts on September 22, are on the 24th and 27th of the same month.
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